Islam & World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi
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•: "’•'S'-.a-.v-) which correlates to the English consonant ‘m\ In the transformed man of wisdom, mim represents Muhammad. The shape of mim is like a sperm and from this comes the nuqtah, or dot, which is the form of the world. See also: alif, lam. mi'raj (A) The night journey of the Prophet Muhammad through the heavens said to have taken place in the twelfth year of the Prophet’s mission, on the 27th of the month of Rajah. During this event the divine order for five-times prayer was given. Lit.: an ascent. mis kin (A) A poor person; one who possesses no property at all. mubarakat (A) Blessings; the supreme, imperishable treasure of all three worlds (al-awwal, dunya, and al-akhirah). Muhaiyaddeen or Muhyiddin (A) The pure resplendence called the Qutb. The one who manifests the wisdom which lies hidden and buried under illusion (maya). The one who gives life to that wisdom and shows it again as a resplendence. The one who revives the life of wdsdom and gives it to someone else. Muhaiyaddeen: Mu is that which existed earlier; hayy is life, ya is a title of greatness, a title of praise; and din means the light which is perfectly pure. Din is what existed in the beginning, the ‘ancient thing’ which was with God originally and is always with Him. To that purity God gave the name Muhaiyaddeen. Muhaiyaddeen is that beauty which manifested from Allah and to which Allah gave His wildyat [powers]. Lit.: the giver of life to the true belief. muham (T) Face or countenance. Muhammad can be defined as the beauty of the heart \aham\ reflected in the face. Muhammadal-Ummi: The unlettered Muhammad. Muhammad Mustafa al-Rasul (A) Mustafa—the chosen one; al-Rasul—the Messen¬ ger. A name used for Prophet Muhammad. mu'min (A) A true believer; one of true iman, or absolute faith, certitude, and deter¬ mination.

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Mustafa al-Rasul (A) The chosen Messenger. nafs or nafs ammarah (A) The seven kinds of base desires. That is, desires meant to satisfy one’s own pleasure and comforts. All thoughts are contained within the ammarah. Ammarah is like the mother while the nafs are like the children. Lit.: person; spirit; inclination or desire which goads or incites toward evil. Nur (A) Light; resplendence of Allah; the plenitude of the light of Allah which has the brilliance of a hundred million suns; the completeness of Allah’s qualities. When the plenitude of all these becomes one and resplends as one, that is the Nur—that is Allah’s qualities and His beauty. It is the resplendent wisdom which is innate in man and can be awakened. Nur Muhammad (A) The beauty of the qualities and actions of the wilayat [powers] of Allah, the radiance of Allah’s essence, or dhat, which shines within the resplend¬ ence of His truth. It was the light of Muhammad called Nur Muhammad that was impressed upon the forehead of Adam. Of the nine aspects of Muhammad, Nur Muhammad is that aspect which is the wisdom. qalam (A) The pen with which God is said to have prerecorded the actions of men. The Prophet said the first thing which God created was the pen [qalam\ and that it wrote down the quantity of every individual thing to be created, all that was and all that will be to all eternity. Lit.: a reed pen. qalb (A) The heart within the heart of man; the innermost heart. There are two states for the qalb. One state is made up of four chambers which are earth, fire, air, and water, representing Hinduism, Fire Worship, Christianity, and Islam. Inside these four chambers there is a flower, the flower of the qalb, which is the divine qualities of God. That is the second state, the flower of grace or rahmah. God’s fragrance only exists within this inner qalb. qiblah (A) The direction one faces in prayer. For Jews, the qiblah is Jerusalem; for Muslims, it is Mecca. Internally, it is the throne of God within the heart [qalb]. Qiydmah (A) The standing forth; the Day of Reckoning. qudrah (A) The power of God’s grace and the qualities which control all other forces. Quraysh (A) Name of the tribe in Mecca into which Prophet Muhammad was born. qurban (A) Externally, it is a ritual method for the slaughter of animals to purify them and make them permissible, or haldl, to eat. Inwardly, it is to sacrifice one’s life to the devotion and service of God and to cut away the beastly qualities within the heart of man that cause him to want to slaughter animals. qutb (A) Divine analytic wisdom, the wisdom which explains; that which measures the length and breadth of the seven oceans of the nafs, or base desires; that which awakens all the truths which have been destroyed and buried in the ocean of maya; that which awakens true imdn [absolute faith, certitude, and determination]; that which explains to the hay ah, to life, the state of purity as it existed in al-awwal, the beginning of creation; the grace of the dhat, the essence of God, which awakens the

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hay ah of purity and transforms it into the divine vibration. Qutb is also a name which has been given to Allah. He can be addressed as Ya Qutb or Yd Quddus, the Holy One. Quddus is His wilayah, His power or miracle, while Qutb is His action. Wilayah is the power of that action. Lit.: axis, axle, pole, pivot. Also, a title used for the great holy men of Islam. Rabb (A) God; the Lord; the Creator and Protector. Rabb al- 'alamin (A) The Ruler of the universes. al-Rahim (A) One of the beautiful ninety-nine names of God—the Most Compassion¬ ate. al-Rahman (A) One of the beautiful ninety-nine names of God—the Most Merciful. He is the Rahman. He is the King. He is the Nourisher, the One who gives food. He is the Compassionate One. He is the One who protects the creations. He is the Beneficent One. rahmah (A) God’s grace; His benevolence; His wealth. All the good things that we receive from God are called His rahmah. That is the wealth of God’s plenitude. If man can receive this, that is very good. Everything that is within God is rahmah, and if He were to give that grace, it would be an undiminishing, limitless wealth. rahmat al-'alamin (A) The mercy and compassion of all the universes; the One who gives everything to all His creations. Rasul (A) Allah’s Rasul is His dhat, that is, the resplendence that emerged from His effulgence, shining radiantly as His Messenger. The manifestation of that resplend¬ ence discourses on the explanations of luminous wisdom which he imparts to Allah’s creations. He is the one who begs for truth from Allah and intercedes with prayers [du‘a’s\ for all of Allah’s creations and for his followers. Therefore Allah has anointed His Rasul with this title: The Messenger who is the savior for both worlds. Lit.: the word rasul can be used to refer to any of Allah’s apostles or messengers. Rasul Allah (A) Prophet Muhammad, the Messenger of God. ruh (A) The soul; the light ray of God; the light of God’s wisdom; hay ah [life]. Of the six kinds of lives, the soul is the light-life, the ray of the light of Nur [the resplend¬ ence of Allah] which does not die. It does not disappear; it is the truth; it exists forever. That is the soul, the light-life. ruku' (A) A posture in the daily formal saldh [prayer] of Islam. A bending over from the torso, with head down and hands resting on knees. sabr (A) Inner patience; to go within patience, to accept it, to think and reflect within it. Sabr is that patience deep within patience which comforts, soothes, and alleviates mental suffering. Yd Sabur—one of the ninety-nine names of Allah. God, who in a state of limitless patience is always forgiving the faults of His created beings and continuing to pro¬ tect them. saivam (T) Inner purity; in common usage it refers to vegetarianism.

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sajdah (A) In the formal prayer of Islam, [$alah\, a position of prostration on hands and knees, with forehead touching the ground. salah (A) Blessing; ritual prayer. salam (A) The peace of God. Greetings! There are many meanings to the world salam. When we say al-salam, it means in God’s name or in the presence of God, both of us become one without any division; both of us are in a state of unity, a state of peace. al-salam ‘alaykum (A) “May the peace and peacefulness of Allah be upon you.’’ This is the greeting of love. Al-salam 'alaykum; wa ‘alaykum al-salam. One heart em¬ braces the other with love and greets it with respect and honor. Both hearts are one. In reply, wa ‘alaykum al-salam means, “May the peace and peacefulness of Allah be upon you also.’’ al-salam \alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluh (A) May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessings of God be upon you! salawat (A) (sing, salah) Prayer; usually used for the supplications asking God to bless the prophets and mankind. See also: Salih Allah 'alayhiwa-sallam. Salla Allah ‘alayhi wa-sallam (A) (pi. Salla Allah 'alayhim wa-sallam) God bless him and grant him peace. A supplication traditionally spoken after mentioning the name of Prophet Muhammad. The plural form is used when asking God to bless the prophets and mankind. sawm (A) Fasting. al-shahadah kalimah (A) The second kalimah, the witnessing. Ashhadu an la ilah ilia Allah wahdahu la sharik lahu; wa-ashhadu anna Muhammad ‘abduhu wa-rasuluh— I witness (testify) that there is no god other than Allah; He is One without partner, and I witness (testify) that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger. See also: kalimah, appendix. sharr (A) That which is wrong, bad, or evil, as opposed to khayr or that which is good. shukr (A) (pi. shukur) Contentment arising out of gratitude; the state within the inner patience known as sabr; that which is kept within the treasure chest of patience. Lit.: gratitude; thankfulness. Yd Shakur—one of the ninety-nine beautiful names of Allah. To have shukr with the help of the One who is Yd Shakur is true shukr. siddhi (T) Magic; miracle; supernatural abilities commonly called miracles and ob¬ tained by controlling the elements. sifat (A) (sing, sifah) The manifestations of creation; attributes; all that has come to appearance as form. singhan (T) See: tarahan, singhan, and suran. sirr (A) The secret of Allah. subhanahu wa-ta'ala (A) Glory is His and exaltedness! A spontaneous outpouring of love from a believer’s heart upon hearing or uttering the name Allah.

surah (A) Form or shape, such as the form of man. suran (T) See: tarahan, singhan, and suran. surat al-Adam (A) Form of Adam. surat al-insan (A) The inner form of man. The inner form of man is the Qur’an and is linked together by the twenty-eight letters. This form, this surah, is the Umm alQur’dn, the source of the Qur’an. It is the Qur’an in which the revelations of Allah are revealed. The sounds in the Qur’an which resonate through wisdom, the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad, the angels and heavenly beings—all are made to exist in this body as secrets. takbir (A) Saying: “Allah Akbar.” tarahan, singhan, and suran (T) The three sons of maya or illusion. Tarahan is the trench or the pathway for the sexual act, the birth canal or vagina. Singhan is the arrogance present at the moment when the semen is ejaculated (karma). It is the quality of the lion. Suran is the illusory images of the mind enjoyed at the moment of ejaculation. It is all the qualities and energies of the mind. tasbih (A) The glorification of God. tawakkul \ala Allah (A) Absolute trust and surrender; handing over to God the entire responsibility for everything. Lit.: 4 ‘Trust in Allah. ’ ’ tawbah (A) Repentance; asking forgiveness for sins. tawhid (A) The affirmation of the unity of Allah, the principal tenet of Islam. ‘ulama1 (A) (sing. 4alim) Teachers; learned ones; scholars. umm (A) Mother. Umm al-Qur’an (A) The ‘source’ or ‘mother’ of the Qur’an. It is used commonly to refer to the Surat al-Fatihah, or the opening chapter of the Qur’an. It is said that within the 124 letters of the Surat al-Fatihah is contained the meaning of the entire Qur’an. It is often used to denote the eternal source of all the revelations to all of the prophets and is also known as the Umm al-Kitdb [the mother, or source of the book]. This is a divine, indestructible tablet on which all is recorded. This is the silent Qur’an which exists as a mystery within the heart [qalb\ of each person. umjni (A) One who is unlearned, illiterate. A title given to Muhammad and found in Surah VIII of the Holy Qur’an. wal^y (A) Revelation; inspiration from God; the inspired word of God revealed to a prophet; the commandments or words of God. Wahys, or revelations, have come to Adam, Moses, and various other prophets, but most of all to Prophet Muham¬ mad. Muhammad received 6,666 revelations. The histories of each of the prophets were contained within the revelations given to Prophet Muhammad.

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waqt (A) Time of prayer. In the religion of Islam there are five specified waqts, or times of prayer, each day. But truly, there is only one waqt. That is the prayer that never ends, where one is in direct communication with God and one is merged in God. wilayah (A) (pi. wilayat) God's power; that which has been revealed and manifested through God’s actions; the miraculous names and actions of God. See also: Asma’ al-busna. zakah (A) True charity.

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Index Passim denotes that the references are scattered throughout the pages indicated (e.g. 102-107 passim).

Abraham, 12, 69 Abu Bakr, 79, 81 Abu Jahl, 61-62, 78 Adam, 52, 79, 101-102 children of, 2-3, 32, 46-48passim, 52, 65,116-117, 142 creation of, 46-47, 89, 103, 109 Africa, 90, 113 message to, 21-24 Air, 99-101 see also Elements ‘All, 81-83, 119 Allah accept—, 1,45-47 passim, 141-142 attributes of, 63, 69, 70, 77, 84, 137-138 see also Allah, powers of formlessness of, 107 found in heart, 38-42, 138 kingdom of, 3, 22, 38, 50-51,60, 63, 70 as perfect purity, 134-135 is Islam, 141-142 light of, 38, 50, 70, 89, 117-119 passim, 133-138 passim names of, 20, 65, 69,102, 127-128 oneness of, 20, 45-47passim perfect unity of, 55 powers of, 45, 102, 127 see also Allah, attributes of prayer to, 42, 57, 90 protection of, 77-79, 116, 135 search for, 37-42

seeing—, 90, 136 sent Muhammad, 61-63 slave of, 38, 107, 109, 116, 135, 142 in Qur’an, 46 is Iman-Islam, 45 those who deny, 19-23, 62, 142 throne of, 68 within creation, 102-103, 129-130 see also Qualities of Allah America; see United States Angel Gabriel; see Gabriel, Angel Angels, 46, 50, 77-78 Anger, 32, 61, 64 Antichrist, 20 Arab countries message to, 21-24 oil in, 30 Asia, 90 Atomic energies, 23 Attacking others, 114, 117-119passim, 128 Attributes of Allah; see Allah, attributes of Australia, 90 message to, 21-24 Badr, battle of, 62, 84 Believers, true; see True believers Bible, 19, 38-40 Book learning, go beyond, 38-42, 105-107, 118, 133-138 see also Words, go beyond

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Canada, message to, 21-24

Divisions among men, 37-40, 115-116

Charity, 57-58, 122, 138 China, 90

Dome of the Rock, 15,27-29 Duties, obligatory, inner and outer,

Christianity, 13-17passim, 37-40 passim Companions of Muhammad; see

57-60, 89 Earth, 46-47, 99-101

Muhammad, companions of

see also Elements

Conscience, 22-23, 33-34, 53, 121-122, 141

Egypt, message to, 21-24

Contentment; see Patience,

109,125 Enemy within, 48-53 England, message to, 21*24

contentment, surrender, and praise Countries, message to—with faith, 20-24

Elements, 50, 64, 68, 99-101, 107,

Enmity, 66,

Creation; see World, of creation

and destruction, 23, 84

Creation of man; see Man, creation of

overcoming—, 61, 64, 69, 138 Enslavement; see Slavery

Day of Judgment; see Judgment Day

Ether, 99-101

Day of Questioning, 55, 67, 68, 70, 116, 123,138 and the holy war, 81-83 fear of, 67 for the seventy-three groups, 58-59

see also Elements Europe, 23, 90 Evil, 47, 67-69, 107-109passim, 116, 136 qualities; see Qualities

see also Judgment Day

root of, 20-23

Death, 41,84-85, 117, 138 and pilgrimage, 58

Faith, 28-29, 30, 68-71

and prostration, 108

conquers hearts, 92-93

by destruction, 24 within Allah, 131

decreasing, 20-23, 28-29, 37, 66 developing, 91-93

see also Day of Questioning;

in the Qur’an, 71

Hereafter; Judgment Day

light of, 55, 70, 121

Destruction, 3, 34, 62, 84, 99, 130, 142 age of, 20-24

perfect—, 4, 56-57, 68-69, 90, 121, 142

of Islam, 60, 69

strengthen—, 41-42, 56, 67, 80

of man, 7-9 of worldly wealth, 69

see also Iman-Islam

Direct revelations

Falsehood, 41 Fasting, 58

to ‘All, 82-83 to Muhammad, 65, 75-82, 136-137

Faults, correcting, 33-34

see also Traditional story

Fire, 46-47, 62, 64, 99-101

Divine knowledge, 4, 51, 59, 77, 79,

Fighting; see Attacking others

129-130, 141

see also Elements Flesh, piece of—in heart, 59, 68

learn—,33,39-40,85-86,95,

Forbidden, 52, 60, 66-67, 77, 136

126-129 understand Allah through—,

Forgiveness, 41, 72, 93-94, 96, 115

134-137 see also Wisdom

Furud; see Duties, obligatory, inner and

France, message to, 21-24 outer

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Gabriel, Angel, 47, 56, 89, 106, 137-138 passim

as kingdom of Allah, 38, 50-51

al-Ghazzali, story of, 105-106

fill—with God’s qualities, 38, 95, 127-128

capture—with love, 92-93, 122

God; see Allah Goodness, 68-69, 107-109passim, 116, 121,136

find peace within—, 9

Gossip, 119

holy war within, 48-53, 60, 77, 83-86 kalimah within, 127

Grace, 38, 41, 68-71 passim, 95, 122, 137

light within, 38, 68, 70, 91, 104 as Muhammad, 102, 136

Greetings of peace, 30, 84-85, 90-91

open—, 91-93 passim piece of flesh in, 59, 68

Habib Ibn Malik, 15, 61, 78

powers of God within, 50-51, 127-128

Hadith; see Traditional story

Qur’an within, 32, 79, 138 scale in, 68

Hajj; see Pilgrimage halal; see Permissible Hamzah, 76, 80 Hardm; see Forbidden

throne within, 68 veils of, 47 Islam

Hatred, 31, 63 see also Enmity

accepts all, 30-35 as rose, 120

Heart, innermost; see Innermost heart

duration of, 28-29, 67, 89, 91 extract essence of, 37-42 passim

Heaven, 34-35, 38, 64-65, 129 eighth, 65, 70, 102

light of, 102, 109, 121, 129, 130 love within, 70

Hereafter, 68, 84, 93, 95, 109, 126, 136 in this life, 34

meaning of, 66, 108, 127-131, 141-142 and the kalimah, 113-123 passim as patience, contentment, surrender, and praise, 1-2, 70

is heaven, 129 unity in, 34, 90 see also Death; World(s), three Hinduism, 37-40passim, 104

is unity, 32-35, 89-96

Holy war; see War, holy Human being

oneness in, 89-90, 103-104, 115-123 origin of, 89, 101 peace in, 29 purity of, 3, 67, 104

perfected —, 126 true—, 32, 134-135, 137 see also Man “I”, pride of, 8, 32, 99-101 Idols, 61, 91 Ikrimah, 61

qualities of, 33-35, 70, 92-94 spread of, 85, 91-93 true—, 71, 109 unity in, 29-34, 90-96, 101, 114-122 Israel, message to, 21-24

Imdn; see Faith Imdn-Islam, 2-4, 69-72passim, 127-128, 130-131 meaning of, 34, 45-47, 84-85, 91, 127, 129 see also Faith

Jealousy, 29, 32, 47, 60, 64, 130 Jerusalem chronological history of, 12-18 example for world, 11-24 qualities that regained—, 28 ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab receives key to,

Imperfection, 99-101, 107 Innermost heart, 66 as heaven,38

27-29 Jihad; see War, holy

m

Judaism, 37-40passim, 12-20passim, 23 Judgment, 68-69, 78 Judgment Day, 19, 55, 62, 116

within innermost heart, 38, 61, 68, 102, 104, 109, 136-137 within man, 46, 50-51, 68, 109 see also Innermost heart, light

and Qur’an, 138

within

and the seventy-three groups, 58-59

Light form, 41-42

fear of, 67 suffering on, 41

Love, 2, 104, 114-117 passim

see also Day of Questioning Justice, 9, 21, 27-29, 33-34, 59, 79-80 four kinds, 121-122

is Islam, 70 transforms hearts, 92-93, 103, 122, 138 true—, 120 your neighbor, 114-122 passim

Ka‘bah, 61, 91

within innermost heart, 70

Kalimah(s), 103-104, 107, 125-128, 142 affirm—,45-47,90, 130, 138

Malik, Habib Ibn; see Habib Ibn Malik

five—, 125, 143-144

Man

of prophets, 31 al-shahadah, 113-122

creation of, 46-47, 103, 134-136

sign of Allah , 46

passim destruction of, 7

taught by ‘Ali, 82-83

light within, 46, 50-51, 68, 109

taught by Muhammad, 61-62, 91,

ninety-six powers of, 102

117,119 unites elements, 99-101

true—, 2, 38-42, 78-79, 102-103, 137 value of; see Life, purpose of

Karma, 41, 48, 57, 85, 121, 134 al-Khattab, ‘Umar Ibn; see ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab Khayr; see Goodness

see also Human being Meat; see Ritual sacrifice Mecca, 58-61, 84, 113

Killing, 63, 70, 80-86, 114-119passim see also Attacking others; Ritual

people of, 76, 91 Medina, 58, 61, 75, 91 Mim, meaning of, 134, 136

sacrifice Kingdom; see Allah, kingdom of

Mind, 47, 50, 109, 127 Mirror of heart, 109

Knowledge, divine; see Divine

Moses, 12, 136

knowledge Language(s), 103-105 passim Life aim of, 7-9, 24, 70, 108 eternal—, 84, 95 Light, 38, 85, 103-104, 129 of Allah; see Allah, light of

Muhammad, 72, 113, 136-137 aloTTiad within, 101, 133, 137 Allah’s chosen Messenger, 70 and Moses, 136 and the Qur’an, 78-79, 89, 133-138 companions of, 75-81 passim, 83, 86 direct revelation to, 65, 75-82, 136 during holy war, 75-84

of faith, 70, 121

final message of, 60

of Islam, 30, 109, 121, 129-130 of Muhammad; see Muhammad, light

final teaching of, 57 light of, 46, 61, 68, 71, 99-102, 133,

of of wisdom, 129

136-137 muham within, 102, 136

within Adam, 46

nine names of, 101

160

Nur—, 46, 68, 99-102, 133

in innermost heart, 59

qualities of, 70, 72

in Qur’an, 19, 30-31 kalimahs of, 31

transformed unbelievers, 91-93

oneness of, 31 revelations sent to—, 56, 125

who is— ?, 61, 78, 136-137 Muslim—s do not discard others, 103-104 who is— ?, 113-116 passim Navel, origin of, 47

Prostration, 46, 59, 71, 108 Puranas, 38 Purity of Islam, 3, 67, 104

Neighbors, conduct toward, 114-120

passim Nur; see Muhammad, Nur

Qiblah, original, 27 Qualities animal—, 2, 119 change—, 8 cut away evil—, 2, 32, 47-53, 57, 60,

Ocean of divine knowledge, 126 Oneness in Islam, 89-90, 103-104, 115-123 of Allah, 20, 45-47 passim

85, 134-135 discarded by Qur’an, 32

of man, 20, 32-34, 38

of Allah, 34, 37-42, 77, 107-109, Palestinians, 22

127-129 that capture heart, 92-93

Patience, contentment, surrender, and praise, 30, 67, 69-70, 77, 127-128

of His Messenger, 92, 127 that regained Jerusalem, 28-29

and peace, 8,23 as meaning of Islam, 1-2, 92, 115 as weapon,52 Prophet’s qualities, 72 Peace

to avert destruction, 24 transform—, 92 Qur’an, 56-59passim, 67, 70-71, 118-121 passim

achieve—, 7-9, 22-24 find—in God, 40-42

accepts all, 30-33 Allah’s resonance in, 33, 56, 71 divine knowledge in, 126, 127

in Islam, 29, 138 in Jerusalem, 11-24

inner meaning of, 38-40, 85-86, 137

world—, 22-24, 29, 70-72 Permissible, 52, 66-67passim, 77, 118,

origin of, 133-135, 137-138 purpose of, 78-79, 95, 134, 137 sign of Allah, 46

136 Pilgrimage, 58 Powers of Allah; see Allah, powers of

Ummal-—, 135, 138 within heart, 38-40, 78-79, 138

Praise; see Patience, contentment, surrender, and praise

Quraysh tribe, 113

Prayer, 142

Rasul; see Muhammad

five-times—, 57, 67, 93 unity in, 107-108 Pride of elements, 99-101 Primal beginning, 90, 133, 136

see also World(s), three Prophets, 22, 51, 56, 70, 92

Remembrance of God, 59, 69, HO, 120, 128 Repentance, 93-94 see also Forgiveness Revelations, 31, 56, 85, 102, 125 direct; see Direct revelations

and Islam, 33, 130 and scriptures, 38 blessings upon, 94, 127-128

explanation of, 135 of Qur’an, 89, 137 to Muhammad, 35

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Ritual sacrifice, 77, 118-119, 134 Russia, 90

Unbelievers, 60, 91-92 United Nations, message to, 21-33

passim Sacrifice, ritual; see Ritual sacrifice Satan, 22,61,64,69, 71, 103 fall of, 46, 47 Satanic qualities; see Qualities, evil

United States, message to, 21-23 passim, 90 Unity in Islam, 29-34, 90-96, 101, 114-122

passim

Scriptures, 32, 38-40 Seventy-three groups, 48, 57-59, 115 Sharr; see evil Signs of Allah, 46 Slave of Allah; see Allah, slave of

in prayer, 90, 107-108 world—, 20-24, 37-42passim Unlettered one, 135 ‘Uthman, 80

Slavery, 3, 22 Soul, 50, 129

Vengeance, 46-47, 60, 64, 120, 129

see also Light within man Story, traditional; see Traditional story

War

Suffering, 3, 22, 41, 46, 58, 93-94, 107

holy—,

Sufis, 59, 136-137 Surrender, 107 to Allah, 3, 69, 71, 93, 127 see also Patience, contentment, surrender, and praise

history of, 75, 84 rules of, 81-83 true—, 2, 45-53, 77-80, 83-86 waging, 11, 18-24, 60-63, 70-72 129 waging—within, 2, 48-53, 83-86, 93,

Text, source of this—, 72, 123

120 see also Innermost heart, holy war

Throne of Allah, 59, 68 of true believer, 63, 68 Torah, 19, 38,136 Traditional stories of the Prophet, 4,31, 58-59,67,85,89 explain revelations, 135 real meaning of, 33 sign of Allah, 46 Traditional story of ‘ Ali, 119

within Water, 62, 99-101

see also Elements Wealth of God, 2-3,34,69,90,95 of this world, 69, 95 Weapons Allah’s, 85-86passim inner and outer, 59-60

of Muhammad, 30, 67, 119

of Islam, 52, 57, 59-61, 67, 71 of love, 86

of‘Umarlbn al-Khattab, 27-29

of war, 84-86, 108

see also Direct revelations True believers, 2, 34, 63, 68, 70, 101-102

Wisdom, 3-4, 40-41, 59, 128, 142 and jihad, 48

faith of, 89-95 passim

and the kalimah, 47

meaning of, 114-115, 120, 135 see also Throne of true believer

as light, 38, 102 in innermost heart, 59

Truth, 28-29, 37-41, 89-92, 121

qualities of, 28-29 seven states of, 46

Uhud, battle of, 62, 84

see also Divine knowledge

‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, 14, 27-29, 80

Words, go beyond, 105, 107

162

see also Book learning, go beyond World(s), 78, 95, 109, 126, 131, 136 fifteen—, 50 of creation, 103, 133, 136 each given place in, 65-66 formation of, 99-103 in direct revelation to Muhammad, 78 of the souls, 50, 59, 84, 89, 126 state of—today, 20-24, 137 three—, 41-42, 60, 72 wealth of—, 118, 120, 122, 129 see also Hereafter; Primal beginning Zend-Avesta, 38 Zoroastrianism, 37-40passim

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